South Sudan: Activist Animu released on $2500 bond

Published: 22/Feb/2022
Source: Sudans Post

JUBA – South Sudan controversial activist Afekuyo Animu Rasasi who has been detained by the South Sudan ministry of interior for almost two months has been released on Thursday after posting a 2,500 United States Dollars bond, her lawyer has said.

Popularly known as Animu Athiei, Afekuyo was arrested just before Christmas last year by men believed to be members of South Sudan National Security Service for allegedly having the South Sudanese nationality illegally and holding a passport which was not registered.

Speaking to Sudans Post from the capital Juba this morning, Philip Anyang said his client was released last Sunday after her health deteriorated inside the prison where she was being kept pending trial and has posted a $2500 bond.

“She has been released on bond. She has paid 2500 United States Dollars and this is because of her health which has been deteriorating while she was in prison and now we welcome her release though it is not full,” Anyang said

Animu was appointed to parliament in May on the ticket of the Other Political Parties (OPP), but her appointment was revoked by President Salva Kiir Mayardit after public uproar over her alleged Ugandan citizenship.

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Themes: Dual Nationality, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: South Sudan
Year: 2022